Spartan Valor Shows Way in Jersey Stallion Stakes: Helis Colt in Front throughout and Reaches Wire Six in Front, Daily Racing Form, 1950-05-11


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Spartan Valor Shows Way In Jersey Stallion Stakes Helis Colt in Front Throughout And Reaches Wire Six in Front GARDEN STATE PARK. Camden, N. Jā€ž May 10.ā€” Spartan Valor, bearing the light blue and white silks of William G. Helis, coasted to an impressive victory in the third running of the 0,000 New Jersey Stallion Stakes here this afternoon. The brown son of Attention ā€” Arisbi, given confident handling by the veteran Johnny Gilbert, darted to the lead at the drop of the flag, was in hand while setting the early pace, drew into a commanding lead in mid-stretch and was taken in hand during the final sixteenth. Six lengths away, Black Venus was a game going second. Woodland Farms Royal Garden was third, and Wild Tip, fourth. Sparton Valor, along with his stablemate, Top Spring, went to the post a strong public choice in the Stallion Stakes. The entry paid .00 straight, and Spartan Valors time was :59%, only a second removed from the track record held by Blue Peter. Owner Helis, who only recently returned to his Jobstown farm after an extended stay in Bermuda, made his first trip to the races here this season to witness his entry perform. Helis received the silver trophy emblematic of victory from Graden State president, Eugene Mori. Spartan Valor had started but once before in his career, in an allowance test at Fair Grounds during the winter. In his initial outing, he was beaten a scant neck by Dynamic. However, despite this being his seasonal debut here, trainer Frank Cat-rone had the son of Attention in sparkling condition. In fact, there was little doubt as to the eventual outcome after the field had traversed the first quarter. The Stallion Stakes netted the Helis farm t707.50 in first money, plus" a breeders award of ,285. G. Welly, breeder of Black Venus, received an award of 90. Woodland Farm of Royal Garden 95, and Country Life Farm, of Wild Tip, 47.50. While Spartan Valor won convincingly enough, there was some trouble encountered by others in the race. Top Spring, stablemate of the winner, was virtually eliminated on the turn when forced out to the middle of the track. Tredyffrin bolted on the turn and in so doing severely impeded Paddys Hat, Royal Garden and Sheridan Sq. The popularity of the Helis entry mada for the first minus pool of the season. Tha place pay-off was .20, and the. same for show. In order to pay this mlnniiim dividend as decreed by New Jersey custom, tha track dug into its percentage to the extent of ,01450.

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